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Miami, Oklahoma, to Host Spoonbill Fishing Kick-off Event

15 Mar, 2013


Event Includes Free Lunch Prepared and Served by Miami Fire Department

Miami, Oklahoma, is gearing up for spoonbill fishing season!  An official kick-off event will be held on Saturday, March 23 at Miami’s Riverview Park. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the west side of river under the blue and white canopy. Free lunch will be prepared and served by the Miami Fire Department.  Spoonbill fishing information will be handed out and education sessions for kids will be offered. 

As part of the kick-off event, a series of drawings will take place for prizes. Some of those include a fishing pole, ice chest, family passes to the pool, etc. This activity is being sponsored by the Miami Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). 

Spoonbill fishing season in Miami is unique and generates a tremendous amount of tax revenue from out-of-town visitors. Miami is known as the “Spoonbill Capital of Oklahoma.” The Neosho River in Miami is one of the few places you can fish from the bank. The sport has become a family tradition. Groups from numerous surrounding states spend weeks at a time in Miami enjoying the season. Many of these visitors have been spoonbill fishing for generations. The best opportunity to spoonbill fish in Miami is mid-March to the first of May. 

For more information about the event, please contact 918-542-6384.

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